Major & Career Exploration

  • Selecting an undergraduate major, graduate school or career path is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. While it can seem overwhelming, we’re here to help.

    Career & Major Counseling

    The staff at the Career Development Center is here to help prospective and current students navigate selecting a major, professional opportunities and career paths. Graduates of MSUM also have full access to our career services, so if you are looking to make a career shift or seeking information on continuing your education we can help. Stop in or schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center.

  • CAREERwise Education
    CAREERwise Education is produced by the Workforce Development Department of Minnesota State and offers many resources including assessments, job search and goal setting.

    Focus2
    FOCUS2 is a web-based major and career exploration tool that is available to all prospective and current MSUM students and alumni. It can help you:

    • Understand the career planning process
    • Learn about yourself through assessments
    • Explore majors at MSUM that match your interests, skills and that support your career goals
    • Explore career fields and occupations that appeal to you
    • Develop an action plan
    • Make informed decisions about your major and career
    • Plan for advanced education and training
    • Explore future options for transitioning into specialized occupations
        

    This assessment is free to all prospective and current MSUM students, and MSUM alumni - Access Code is DRAGONS

    The Holland Code Career Inventory
    The Holland Code Career Inventory measures your interest level in six occupational areas to help you understand which jobs will suit your interests, talents and aptitude. It is based on psychologist John Holland’s RIASEC model of career choice. This inventory can be taken in person at the Career Development Center.

    Looking to better understand your results? Make an appointment with the Career Development staff today!

    CareerOneStop
    Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice with CareerOneStop, a resource of the U.S. Department of Labor.   

    O*Net
    O*Net or, the Occupational Information Network, is a free database with hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand today’s world of work in the U.S.